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lesterkirad
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Check out this link:

http://theanomaly.com/george_carlin.html

I don't have much to say except that I agree with most of it. I just thought that it would spark a good conversation. Smile
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I agree with the ones from the "hero" thru the "parents" the rest are iffy at best.

George made his money (and did his share of drugs) before the days of shock jocks and dopes like Carrott Top.

However, I tend to agree with Bill Cosby, "If comedians have to cuss, swear and talk about sex it is because they have nothing more intellegent to say." Smile
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I seriously doubt George Carlin wrote that or anything resembling it. If you move up to the previous page, there's a link to an almost identical piece supposedly written by Ted Nugent. Both look like the sort of thing that gets forwarded around in email.

(And Bill Cosby had it right!)

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I agree that the source is probably vague at best, I found several other sites that were slightly different than this one. Whether or not George Carlin said it or not, I still think that they are some interesting points.
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Sorry, it's not by George Carlin, Ted Nugent OR Rush Limbaugh (To whom it has also been credited).

Here's the full story: Snopes.com - "I'm A Bad American"
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I'm pretty sure that Carlin on his most off day is way funnier than that page.

And regarding the Bill Cosby quote, I once saw an interview where he said he thought Carlin and Richard Pryor were exceptions to that rule, and that they always had a point behind using the language they did.

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I sort of doubt that the Cosby quote is literally accurate. Bill Cosby is too intelligent to have said that without a qualifying clause.

George Carlin,Richard Pryor and a few other comedians effectively use expressions that are unlikely to appear in your local church newsletter. The thing is that they use them in context and for solid structural reasons. It is the gratuitous use of such expressions that is indicative of a lack of wit.

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Quote:
On 2002-09-21 23:46, Sid Mayer wrote:
I sort of doubt that the Cosby quote is literally accurate. Bill Cosby is too intelligent to have said that without a qualifying clause.


If you are talking about my quote I took it word for word. I have been a Cosby fan for 20 years. I like his cleaner approach to comedy.
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